Mom Confessions: You Adopted Her, But She's Still Mine

Cynthia Dermody
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It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

"I gave my daughter up for adoption, but I have tons of pictures of her on my private profile here. In fact my entire profile is about her, and her picture is my avatar. She is my precious firstborn and always will be.

"Her adoptive mother has a hundred pictures of her on her public myspace (and doesn't know that I know). If and when she does find out I have her pictures on my profile, I will not take them down. She and her husband are already closing the adoption in three years -- what more do I have to lose? She is my child and my pride and joy, and one day she will know that." --anonymous


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Does motherhood transcend legalities? Would you object if the birth mother posted pictures of your adopted child on her homepage?

We all have secrets -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!


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